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What hat am I wearing today?

This page represents a jumping off point for all of my online endeavors, my various "hats" if you will. Feel free to explore.

RoCeMaBra.com

RoCeMaBra Web Services is the umbrella covering all of my online activities. The name stems from the first names of my family members, ROger, my wife CEce, and adult sons MAtthew and BRAdley. RCMB, the abbreviation that also refers to the umbrella, is not a real business, and I don't depend on it for income. But it does offer a number of services to my "clients," i.e., the other web projects elsewhere on this page, including E-mail delivery, mailing list support, web design, spam protection, and various web applications developed as CGI-based pages.

Podcasts

I publish a few podcasts and hope the list will grow.

Todd Rundgren stuff

I have been a fan of Todd Rundgren's music since the early 1970s. Surveying the early web in 1994, I found few good sources of TR information, so I decided to start my own. The site has grown to many thousands of Megs with more than a million visits since its inception. Fan particpation is a big part of its success. And it doesn't hurt that Todd Rundgren himself has endorsed the site as an "authorized fan site."

ToddFest/West

In 1995, another TR fan, Debbie Sommer, and I met and decided to put together a fan party for West Coast fans, dubbing it ToddFest/West. It's been going for over seventeen years and is firmly established as an "event" for Todd Fans all over.

Church-related stuff

I've was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Linda, California (yes, the same Rio Linda that Rush Limbaugh made so infamous) for more than 50 years. Although I'm no longer a member, I still support their web site.
  • How Majestic - Calvary's former contemporary music team. I played guitar and sing with the group, and planned the bi-weekly services at which we played.
  • Sacramento Conference 8 - Sierra Pacific Synod - ELCA - I was the Conference Communicator, keeping area churches informed of activities through this web site, as well as e-mail distribution services. The domain SacramentoConferenceELCA.org was retired, and my communicator term, which began with my appointment sometime in 1996, ended on April 25, 2014.
  • Sacramento Lutheran Television - SLTV was formed in 2003 by Diane Lowe and me to develop Lutheran television programming in the Sacramento area. Our weekly cable access show was called "Lutherans ALIVE!" and was on the air for three years.
  • North State Ecumenical Conference - A cooperative of Christian church bodies throughout Northern California, based in Sacramento.
  • Lutheran Church of the Ascension - We joined Ascension in November, 2008. I don't have anything to do with its web site (yet). But I am the Praise Band Director.

Antelope

Antelope, California, has been my home since 1994. Early on, I thought about developing a web site for the town, but somebody beat me to it. I contributed a bit to it, and over time it just sort of faded away. I renewed an interest in developing it again in 2002, but failed to get the attention of those who could make some of the address changes I needed. But in 2004 I was successful and am developing a new site under the old Antelope.CA.US address. A point of trivia: I actually am initially reponsible for creating the Antelope.CA.US domain, because of my desire to register rocemabra.antelope.ca.us, my first personal domain. The .ca.us registrar had to create antelope.ca.us in order to add mine, and I was the nominal owner until the first Antelope Community Web was born.

In 2009, changing rules for .us domains forced a loss of the domain, so I am no longer maintaining an Antelope web site.

Rio Linda

High School Class Reunion Websites

In 1999, I attended my wife's 20-year class reunion, lamenting the fact that my own class had not had a reunion since 1981. I decided that it was time to do something about it. Over the next two years I found a significant portion of the class, formed a reunion committee and succeeded in having our 30-year reunion. I developed this web site, and used it as a template for class reunion sites for my wife's and my sister's classes as well.

Music-Related stuff

I have loved music forever, and have sung in school choirs, played in the school band, learned to play guitar, and have composed over 50 pieces of music. A special accomplishment is my two rock operas, one written in 1973/1974, the other in 2001, both based on the same set of music. I've also developed web pages for some folks in the music industry, primarily introduced to me by my association with Todd Rundgren.

Other

Toastmasters

I joined the Capital Communicators Toastmasters Club to improve my public speaking and podcasting skills in April, 2006. The club meets weekly at my workplace. I have server as VP Membership, Club President and served as VP Education and Area 62 Governor. I've earned my Competent Communicator, Advanced Communicator Bronze, Competent Leader and Advanced Leader Bronze awards. I also represented my club in the Area 54 Humorous Speech contest.
  • Podcast for the club
  • Speech #1 - Music Will Be My Life (April 20, 2006)
  • Speech #2 - Podcasting (May 25, 2006)
  • Thought #1 - True Love (June 15, 2006)
  • Speech #3 - A Tale of Three Kitties (August 24, 2006)
  • Table Topics #1 - Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy (October 12, 2006)
  • Speech #4 - SPAM is a four-letter word (December 14, 2006)
  • Table Topics #2 - Holiday Entertainment (December 21, 2006)
  • Speech #5 - ...Its Five-Year Mission... (February 1, 2007)
  • Speech #6 - Six Years Ago (March 29, 2007)
  • Speech #7 - 24/7 Need For Blood (May 24, 2007)
  • Speech #8 - November 8th (June 21, 2007)
  • Speech #9 - My Very Elegant Mother Just Sat Upon Nine Porcupines (January 17, 2008)
  • Speech #10 - Ten Strangers (February 28, 2008)
  • Speech #11 - It's Hard to be a Fan (August 28, 2008) - The Entertaining Speaker
  • Speech #12 - "Rumplestiltsken" (November 6, 2008) - Interpretive Reading
  • Speech #13 - Selections from Lewis Carroll (December 4, 2008) - Interpretive Reading
  • Speech #14 - Court (August 27, 2009) - Interpretive Reading
  • Speech #15 - Excerpts from the "Checkers" speech (May 26, 2011) - Interpretive Reading
  • Speech #16 - Little Orphan Cecelia Annie (June 28, 2012) - The Entertaining Speaker
  • Speech #17 - Every 5,000 Days (August 23, 2012) - The Entertaining Speaker
  • Speech #18 - "A Wife for a Life" - by Eugene O'Niell (September 6, 2012) - Interpretive Reading
  • Speech #19 - Victim (October 4, 2012) - The Entertaining Speaker
  • Speech #20 - Victor (October 4, 2012) - The Entertaining Speaker
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    The Linder Web

    Of course, my family is also important, so I offer this brief log of important sites and events in our collective lives.
    • My autobiography, more or less, regarding life after high school.
    • The Linder Family Website - My great-grandfather emigrated from Sweden in the late 1800s, settling in Wisconsin. His birth name, Anderson, was too common, so he changed his name to Linder. Only Linders that are descended from him are related to me. This site, which I'm developing, helps to document that branch of the family.

    Christmas

    Our annual Christmas letter tradition began in 1993, and I've been putting them on the web since 1995.

    Roger's Social Sites

    Cece's Social Sites

    Photo Galleries

    Significant Events of 2016

    • May/June - Roger and Cece complete all 50 states with trip to Kansas and New Mexico.
    • November - Cece turns 60.
    • December - Roger retires from DWR after 38 1/2 years.

    Significant Events of 2015

    • June/July - Roger and Cece travel to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virgina, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and The Bahamas.

    Significant Events of 2014

    • February - Roger particpates in FAWM - February Album Writing Months and wrote an Album's worth (14 songs) of lyrics
    • November - Roger participates in NaNoWriMo again and completes his third novel

    Significant Events of 2013

    • January 18-21 - Roger and Cece travel to Apple Valley, CA to meet her cousin Bill for the first time
    • February 12-14 - Roger and Cece take the Snow Train to Reno
    • February 21 - Roger earns his Competent Leader award in Toastmasters
    • March 4 - Roger chairs Area 61/62 Speaking Contests for Toastmasters
    • May 13 - Brad turns 30
    • April 12-15 - Roger and Cece travel to Wisconsin to surprise his Uncle Gunnard for his 90th birthday celebration
    • April 25 - Roger earns Advanced Leader Bronze award in Toastmasters
    • November - Roger participates in NaNoWriMo again and completes his second novel
    • November 30 - Roger turns 60

    Significant Events of 2012

    • January 15-16 - Roger and Cece travel to Carmel, CA
    • May 30 - June 6 - Roger and Cece travel to Rockford, Illinois and Southern Indiana for Rock and Roots
    • August 8 - Cece returns to Wilson Riles Middle School
    • August 23 - Roger wins Humorous Speech contest in Capital Communicators Toastmasters Club
    • October 4 - Roger awarded Advanced Communicator Bronze award in Toastmasters
    • October 6-13 - Cece and Roger travel through 11 states (8 new) and meet her two half-sisters for the first time.
    • October 22 - Roger appointed Area 62 Governor in Toastmasters

    Significant Events of 2011

    • January 27-31 - Roger and Cece travel to NYC for Utopia reunion concert
    • August 8 - Cece begins working at Dudley Elementary School
    • October 16 - Roger and Cece celebrate 35th anniversary
    • October 31 - Cece begins working at Spinelli Elementary School
    • November 8 - Cece turns 55

    Significant Events of 2010

    • March 21 - Roger receives 15 Gallon donation award from BloodSource
    • April 4 - Birth of Diana Grace Linder - our first grandchild
    • April 27 - Roger robbed of iPhone on Light Rail train, incurring a dislocated shoulder. See media coverage at KCRA, and an article from the Sacramento Bee.
    • September 4-6 - Roger and Cece travel to Akron, OH for Todd/Healing tour premiere.

    Significant Events of 2009

    • March 27 - Roger receives 10-year Blood Drive Volunteer award from BloodSource
    • April 6-9 - Roger and Cece trip to Disneyland
    • April 27 - June 6 - Yard landscaping project
    • May 13 - Brad's 26th birthday
    • June 18 - Roger's accepts position as DWR Blood Drive Chairperson
    • June 18 - Roger and Cece see Todd Rundgren in concert at Slim's in San Francisco
    • July 18 - Roger and Cece debut new landscaping at yardwarming party
    • August 7 - Roger's two monologues premiere at Thistle Dew
    • August 22 - Roger and Cece host ToddFest/West 12
    • September 5-7 - Roger and Cece travel to Akron, OH for AWATS Live
    • September 10 - Roger donates 120th unit of blood - 15 gallons total.
    • October 23 - Cece has a root canal
    • October 28 - Roger hired as Praise Band Director at Lutheran Church of the Ascension
    • November 1-30 - Roger participates in NaNoWriMo for a second year
    • November 8 - Cece's 53rd birthday
    • November 28 - Roger's brother Mike marries Peggy Scully
    • November 28 - Roger and Cece see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert
    • November 30 - Roger's 56th birthday
    • December 1-5 - Cece and Roger take in four Todd Rundgren AWATS shows in California over 5 days

    Significant Events of 2008

    • January 1 - Roger begins first term as President of Capital Communicators
    • February 28 - Roger achieves Competent Communicator in Toastmasters
    • March 17-19 - Cece and Roger Travel to Murphys, California
    • May 13 - Brad's 25th
    • June 12 - Roger achieves Competent Leader in Toastmasters
    • July 17-23 - Cece and Roger travel to Toddstock in Kauai
    • August 3 - Roger and Cece host Roger's dad Rudy's 80th birthday party
    • August 28-September 1 - Roger and Cece travel to Rundgren Radio Birthday Bash in Las Vegas
    • September 13 - Roger and Cece host the 14th annual Linder Family Picnic at Gibson's Ranch
    • October 16 - Roger and Cece's 32nd anniversary
    • October 21 - Brad starts new job at Tre
    • November 1-30 - Roger participates in NaNoWriMo
    • November 3 - End of an Era - Brad's last day at Dry Creek Station
    • November 8 - Cece's 52th
    • November 9 - Roger and Cece join Ascension Lutheran Church
    • November 29 - Roger completes first novel
    • November 30 - Roger's 55th
    • December 20 - Matt presented his Master's Degree in Music History
    • December 25 - January 2, 2009 - Roger and Cece travel to East Coast to attend New Year's Eve Party Featuring TODD RUNDGREN

    Significant Events of 2007

    • October 16 - Roger and Cece's 31st anniversary
    • October 24 - Roger spies Thistle Dew Desert Theatre on a lunchtime walk
    • October 29 - Roger's play "Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy" read in public for the first time
    • November 8 - Cece's 51st
    • November 30 - Roger's 54th

    Significant Events of 2006

    Significant Events of 2005

    • January 15 - Brad begins working at Dry Creek Station in Rio Linda
    • February 5 - Wedding of Matthew Linder and Katherine Bailey (Wedding Pictures)
    • March 28 - Matt's 25th birthday
    • May 13 - Brad celebrates his Friday the 13th birth (22 years ago) on Friday the 13th.
    • July 18 - Cece and Roger venture to Idaho on vacation.
    • September 24 - Rudy, Roger and Matt on "Lutherans ALIVE!"
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    Significant Events of 2004

    • February 17 - Brad begins teaching music at Merryhill School
    • March 12 - Roger and Cece meet Alan Parsons
    • April 9 - Catelyn Johanna Ash Denison (grandaughter of my brother, Michael), Roger's first great-niece, born.
    • May 13 - Brad turns 21
    • May 30 - Cece's nephew Jeremia Fisher gets married
    • June 2-9 - Roger and Cece go to Hawaii
    • July 1 - Antelope Community Web officially unveiled on Antelope's 10th birthday
    • July 5 - Matthew and Katherine engaged
    • September 5 - Matt and Katherine's engagement party
    • September 18 - Cece's 30 year class reunion
    • December 1 - Second wedding of the next Linder generation (Roger's niece Katie to Ben Winter)

    Significant Events of 2003

    • March 5 - Calvary begins great Lenten Experiment
    • March 11 - Truck finally repaired from Brad's December accident
    • April 4 - Roger named an Executive Producer and Musical Director for new local Lutheran Cable TV program to debut September, 2003.
    • April 5 - Garage door painted
    • August 2 - Roger's dad's 75th
    • August 13 - Matt breaks his leg
    • September 6 - "Lutherans ALIVE!" debuts on local cable TV
    • November 10 - Roger and Cece TV makeover - KXTV 10
      Makeover videoSee the video
      (Quicktime required)
    • November 29 - How Majestic appears on "Lutherans ALIVE!"
    • November 30 - Roger's 50th

    Significant Events of 2002

    • March 23 - 1st wedding of the next generation (Roger's niece Megan and new hubby Brett)
    • March 28 - Matt's 22nd
    • April 25 - Brad starts 1st job at Leatherby's
    • May 13 - Brad's 19th
    • May 15 - Brad gets drivers license
    • May 17 - Brad's first auto accident
    • May 18 - Brad loses job (this was not Brad's best week ever)
    • July 27 - ToddFest/West in Antelope
    • October 6 - Matt totals his car in rollover on I-5 (this was not Matt's best day ever)
    • October 16 - Roger & Cece's 26th
    • November 8 - Cece's 46th
    • November 30 - Roger's 49th
    • December 17 - Brad's 2nd auto accident

    Significant Events of 2001

    • March 28 - Matt turns 21
    • May 6 - Roger produces "40 Days" rock opera
    • May 13 - Brad turns 18
    • June 7 - Brad graduates from High School
    • July 27-29 - Roger's Class of 1971 celebrates 30 year reunion
    • July 27-September 1 - Roger grows beard
    • July 31 - Brad passes driver's permit test
    • September 2 - Roger's parents celebrate 50th anniversary
    • October 10 - rocemabra.com established
    • October 16 - Roger and Cece celebrate 25th anniversary
    • November 8 - Cece's birthday
    • November 30 - Roger's birthday

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    Other Stuff

    I didn't do these myself, but they do deserve special recognition here.

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